Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives
- American Indians/ Alaskan Natives and Diabetes (from the Office of Women’s Health)
This webpage covers diabetes as one of the health conditions common among American Indians/Alaskan Natives.
- American Indian Health: An informational portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians
This Web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.
- Close to the Heart: Breastfeeding our Children, Honoring our Values
This brochure describes the benefits of breastfeeding.
- Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives (from the Office of Minority Health)
Statistics related to diabetes and American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Finding Strength in Community~ Living a Full Life on Dialysis
This brochure from Gila River and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Communities includes encouraging quotes from patients undergoing dialysis.
- Give the Gift of Life: Become an Organ Donor
This brochure includes donation and transplantation information specifically aimed at reaching Native Americans.
- I Can Lower My Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for American Indians
Written with a special focus on American Indians, defines diabetes and reviews the signs and symptoms of the disease. Discusses the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and ways it can be prevented. Illustrated with photographs of American Indians. Includes a form for recording food intake and physical activity.
- Indian Health Service -Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
A list of grants, meetings, diabetes education publications, standards of care, reports, and other resources.
- Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychological Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples ( for health care professionals)
Living a Balanced Life with Diabetes: A Toolkit Addressing Psychosocial Issues for American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples can help health care professionals address psychosocial issues with American Indian and Alaska Native Peoples. The toolkit contains a variety of culturally appropriate materials.
- Looking Out for Our Health: We Have the Power to Slow Kidney Disease PDF Version (1.17 MB)*
This brochure from the Indian community on how to prevent kidney disease.
- Message of Hope~ We Can Prevent Diabetes in Native American Communities
This brochure presents findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program, a national study that included several American Indian communities and evaluated medication and lifestyle changes as ways of preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.
- Move It! Posters
This package includes all three posters found in the Move It! And Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes School Kit. The posters feature American Indian/Alaskan Native youth engaging in fun, healthful physical activity.
- Native Diabetes Wellness Program (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The Native Diabetes Wellness Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation. This webpage includes links to resources, tools, educational materials including link to Eagle Book series.
- Take Care of Your Heart. Manage Your Diabetes
This patient education sheet explains the link between diabetes and heart disease. It encourages patients to work with their health care team to set targets and manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It includes a record form to track target numbers.
- The Diabetes Epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives PDF Version (92 KB)*
A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Pima Indians: Pathfinders for Health
Describes the role of the Pima Indians in helping to understand diabetes and details the NIDDK’s efforts to improve clinical care and self-management practices among this group. Illustrated with historic photos and Pima artwork.
- We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes
Tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.
Page last updated May 7, 2013